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Sensing rhythm

Lyon, Dawn (2019) Sensing rhythm. In: Holmes, Helen and Hall, Sarah Marie, eds. Mundane Methods. Manchester University Press, Manchester. (Submitted) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This chapter considers different tools researchers might use to explore mundane rhythms. Whilst rhythm is pervasive in everyday life, its intangibility makes it difficult to research. Drawing on Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis (2004), this chapter explores rhythm as a tool of analysis. For Lefebvre, rhythmanalysis is a fundamentally embodied research practice. The chapter discusses different examples of doing rhythmanalysis in which the body is a central device for registering rhythm. It also considers research tools beyond the body such as audio-visual techniques which might be used to show what our senses cannot directly perceive. These approaches can help to identify the different co-existing rhythms of everyday life, reveal how we inhabit time and space, and promote spatially, temporally and sensually attuned practices of research.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: rhythmanalysis, everyday life, mundane methods, embodiment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway
Depositing User: Dawn Lyon
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 19:30 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73888 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lyon, Dawn: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8534-2194
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